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have gotten tough but we're going to get through this together. as the city always does. let me summarize for our spanish speakers in our audience. [ speaking in spanish ] [ speaking in spanish ] so the message is one more time, don't call 911 unless it's a real life-threatening emergency and number two, don't go out and don't drive. you're just blocking the emergency vehicles from getting where they want to go. but for most of the people who stayed off the roads and particularly all of those who got out of zone a when we ordered everybody to get out, you made the right decision. and we're grateful for the cooperation. and we'll do everything we can to get all the services we need to everybody and to get this city back going. most of it, i hope, will come back during the day tomorrow. and we're just going to get through this the way we always do. thank you very much. >> that was new york city mayor michael bloomberg with his update on the storms effects on new york city. we continue our live coverage of sandy now classified as a post tropical cyclone by the national hurricane ce
of america's biggest cities and it's about to come ashore. conditions are getting worse by the hour. at least 23 states are now under warnings or advisories because of the storm's winds. damage could hit $10 billion or even a lot more. some states could see their worst flooding in a century. and in the appalachian mountains, they're expecting blizzard conditions. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> hurricane sandy is a monster storm, even though its center is still out to sea. tropical storm and hurricane force winds extend, get this now, for 1,000 miles. right now, damaging winds are blowing from southern new england across long island, new jersey, delaware and virginia. we have the full resources of cnn deployed on the story including crews up and down the atlantic coast as well as in cities that aren't used to this kind of a disaster. here's what the storm looked like this afternoon when the international space station flew over. you can clearly see the eye of the storm. right now, the center is closing in on southern new jersey. let's begin our coverage with our meteorol
night. right outside this building in the biggest city in the country, there's a massive storm that's just made landfall and all day long has been imposing its will on the atlantic coast from the carolinas all the way up to new england. it has toppled cranes on skyscrapers. this is that crane falling today. yeah, it has toppled cranes on skyscrapers, it has flooded the eastern sea board. it has messed up the presidential election. but this giant storm called sandy is not over yet. the storm making landfall just outside atlantic city, new jersey, at 8:00 p.m. eastern time tonight. forecasters calling sandy a post pos post-tropical cyclone which might sound better, but it isn't better. all it means is the storm has lost the characteristics of a tropical cyclone but still has hurricane-force winds. we want to go near where sandy made landfall. thank you for joining us. what can you tell us about the scene at the site of the landfall? >> reporter: things are a little calmer now than a couple hours ago as sandy came ashore just a few miles south of where we are. the winds have kicked up
, could this storm shut down america's largest city. millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to redo their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. off the west coast. for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing storm with the hawaii tsunami warning. we'll start here, of course, with the superstorm, which one meteorologist has called part hurricane and part nor'easter. all trouble. look at sandy from space. it's expected to have tropical-force winds that extend out 500 miles from center. >> states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. a third of the country is expecting some combination of high wind, rain and snow. >>> take a look at this stastic. 261,000 homes, more than $80 billion in real estate could see storm surge damage if sandy hits shore. >> the big question this morning -- is when and where this megastorm hit land? sam champion has tracking the spot. from batte
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weather team has the latest. >>> bracing for impact. could this storm shut down america's largest city? while power companies are calling in cavalry from out in the hartleyland, millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. could sandy tilt the balance for the race to the white house? it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to rejigger their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the west coast, triggers a tsunami warning for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing story in the hawaii tsunami warning. the threat not completely over. a live report in just a few minutes. >>> we'll start here, of course, with the superstorm, which one meteorologist has called part hurricane and part nor'easter. all trouble. take a look at sandy from space. it's expected to have tropical-force winds that extend out 500 miles om the center. >> states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. and it a states
york city, the subway system could be closed for days because of historic flooding. our correspondents are on the ground across the east covering the impact of superstorm sandy. >>> we begin our coverage in hard-hit new york city. president obama has just declared a state of emergency in new york and new jersey. jim axelrod is at battery park in manhattan, which was inundated with water. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. high tide has come here. at least in this part of battery park, the water is not threatening to come over the wall, which is at least one piece of good news in a city that is facing more than its share of trouble. superstorm sandy made landfall late monday. a wet and windy nightmare. >> we knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: actually, sandy exceeded them. around 9:00 pm the storm produced a record surge at battery park in manhattan, 14.88 feet breaching the sea wall and flooding the area. manhattan's waterfront seemed to disappear as the surge
day. sandy strengthens and targets a paralyzed east coast right now. you have new york city basically shut down. coastal areas in new jersey, maryland, virginia, preparing for the worst. this is a massive, massive storm. and it could truly affect people from maine all the way down to north carolina. as far west as the great lakes. that is 900 miles from coast to coast. good morning everybody, i'm martha maccallum, here in "america's newsroom". bill: i'm bill hemmer. good morning of live today from cincinnati, ohio. it is the critical battleground state in the race for the white house only eight days away. sandy making her presence known on the trail. president obama canceling an hour ago a trip he planned to orlando, florida. he will monitor the storm in the white house. the romney team dropping fund-raising e-mails up and down the east coast. over the next two hours we will talk to the voters of this critical state, especially in the southwestern part of the state and talk about why ohio could be the most critical battleground state of 2008, martha. martha: you about first, bill, tea
wind gusts have head. it is expected to make landfall around atlantic city, new jersey. the resort town reporting heavy damage to the boardwalk there. the casinos are closed for the fourth time in history that that has ever happened. heading up the coastline to point pleasant beach, another popular tourist destination along the jersey shore. today it is evacuated. look at the live pictures. the wind starting to pick up, you can see the surf for yourselves. that is still about 90 minutes away. further north to new york city in battery park, that is at the southern tip of manhattan where john was, one of the lowest points in the city. the rain is starting to pick up. the promenade -- live pictures. you can see the statue of liberty very vaguely. there she is. but, not where you would normally see people riding their bikes, walking their dogs, expected to be swallowed by a wall of water 6 feet high. we have a dozen reporters stationed along the coastline. we will begin with janice dean who will start us off with a big picture. reporter: 60 million people. the angle of the storm is going to
. we in michigan have to decide in november whether to allow the state to come in to the city and as a public use to take over and print the financial manager were emergency manager for the cities that have financed the distress and take over the local government where they can come in and remove the city officials like the mayor and the city council. i don't think that's the the presidential candidate mitt romney had in mind when he wanted to say states have rights. what about the city's rights to elect their own elected officials? and help do they own? when you say government interference, i understand you were talking about the federal government, but i heard mitt romney say that states' rights, is it the rights of the state's coming into the cities to overthrow the local municipalities? if that's a big government, small government, i don't know, is it controlled government? i think they have a right to control their own destiny in their own city. so the public is on the ballot in november, and i am turning everybody in michigan to vote down. we don't need dictatorship. it
posted on any problems as they develop. that is the latest on traffic. >> city police are investigating the shooting overnight in west baltimore. this extended to block of north monroe street. just after midnight. police found an adult movie -- e-mail suffered a gunshot wound. have updates as they become available. an officer involved shooting in northwest baltimore happened just before 9:00 tuesday night. near pimlico racecourse. part of a specialized unit of the force specially -- specializing with illegal gun offenders. >> there were on patrol in the area. they heard gunshots. they came to investigate. the individual almost immediately fired at police. >> one officer returned fire, hitting the suspect in the upper body. he was taken to hospital where he is currently listed in serious but stable condition. >> baltimore city police are searching for a man is a sexually assaulted a student on the notre dom of maryland campus. jennifer is live. when did this happen? >> police say they were notified about this monday night after the victim checked herself into an area hospital. according
chasing here. >> it's not cheap getting to the world series in any city. if you are trying to get there using public transportation tonight, the city of san francisco is urging you to use muni or b.a.r.t. we'll talk about that. i want to take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. a lot of people trying to get into san francisco right now. this afternoon before the game, you are likely to see the same senator grow as people are coming in. it does look good. as you can see, you will be waiting for a delay. also the morning commute on 880, northbound and southbound, the traffic is moving along in oakland. if you are driving to downtown oak, it -- it should be a nice drive to you. the commute is looking okay. there is slowing on 101 especially after 280 getting into sunnyvale. things will be much better by this evening. we have the torrential rain. cool and breezy. but the rain will be ending. temperatures will be in the 50s. we've had some rain coming through. nothing too heavy but the pattern is about to change. it's coming to an end here as we see the low responsible for it. morning
the heaviest rain has been throughout the morning from san mateo to san carlos redwood city into palo alto, watch out around edgewood drive, university avenue, oak grove avenue, ray road, right off the dumbarton bridge into east palo alto heavier rain this is slowly taking over south bay 237 starting to get wet it going to keep heading into san jose over the next hour. sooner you can leave in san jose, the better. everybody else if you can wait a little the roads will be more passable as we head deeper into the commute. today low to mid 60s increasing sunshine. here's sue with all those accidents. >>> speaking of san jose, live shot of highway 87 northbound past hp pavillion you can see traffic flowing nicely northbound right now no problems there. mike just mentioned rain at the bay bridge, you can barely see the cars headed to the toll plaza, rain affecting our cameras at the bay bridge toll, high winds there as well. bart still experiencing 10 to 15 minute delays san francisco station out towards pittsburg bay point two trains now have those delays everyone else is on time. muni and cal
officer says he suffered retaliation and is now suing the city. >> complete bay area yeah news news coverage starts right now. >>> good evening. it is wednesday october 24th. i'm gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news ot 7:00. well, demonstrators are being told to carry shields and the city of oakland is getting ready. a protest planned for tomorrow marks the first anniversary of occupy oakland's vie leapt clash with law enforcement one year ago. new at 7:00 with how the city says things will be different this year. >> well, police are planning to try to keep protesters off the new grass here at franco plaza and they say they will definitely enforce no camping and no violence. >> unforgettable images of tear gas, shattered glass, and anger bubbling over. tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the violent clash between police and protesters here at franco galo plaza. occupy oakland demonstrations are planned for tomorrow. attendeess are being asked to bring tents and shields. city officials and police who took a lot of criticism for their response last year say this time arou
. some people chose not to leave. that included atlantic city, new jersey, where a section of the boardwalk washed away. emergency workers were rescuing some residents with light boats and -- lifeboats and high water vehicles throughout the day. at this point, the governor told people if you are still home, don't try to get out. hunker dune try to ride the storm out. the storm surge could be tight 12 feet. the winds are at their peak of the day. right now, for more on the storm, we are going to doug mckelway in delaware. >> thank you. two major developments this afternoon, served to basically isolate the community and others along the peninsula. earlier in afternoon, the storm breached the dunes south of here, effectively meeting with the back bay, shutting down the main coastal route. route 1. bethany beach is closed. they remain closed for some days to come. in addition to that, the chesapeake bay bridge that links baltimore and washington to the eastern shore of delaware, maryland and virginia has always been shut down. because of high wind warnings. the good news is the
roads. >> these are live pictures from ocean city, maryland, where the mayor ordered a mandatory evacuation of parts of that coastal community. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is monday, october 29th, 2012. we're tracking hurricane sandy. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning. the same goes for most private schools right now. the federal government also cled. all nonessential employees should stay at home. most major local governments also closed in maryland and virginia along with the d.c. government, and metro shut down all rail services, all bus services for the first time since 2003. marc, vre also closed today. and amtrak says its northeast corridor is shut down. a complete list for you at the bottom of your screen and at nbcwashington.com. >> let's che in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. as you take a look outside at reagan national airport, almost all of the flights here at the local airports at reagan national, dulles, and bwi are canc
york city hospital. the staff at nyu langone medical center was forced to evacuate hundreds of patients overnight including infants from the neo natal intensive care unit after backup power failed. they are still evacuating patients as we speak. we'll get to more on that in a moment, but first, let's go straight to meteorologist bill karins for the very latest. bill? >> good morning to you guys. and it's just starting to settle in. and once these pictures come in, it's just going to be incredible. the kind of damage that sandy created. over my shoulder here, you're looking at one of the strongest storms to go through the mid-atlantic region and caused the most destruction of our lifetime. this has never happened for a storm like this in the jersey shore of this intensity. lowest pressure readings ever in philadelphia and atlantic city, new jersey, and the storm surge, the highest ever measured in areas like new york city. that is so rare. and the effects we're just beginning to realize. and wait until we find out how long it's going to take for the new york subway to get running again.
a briefing this hour from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. the city that never sleeps is hunkered down. from lower manhattan the subway is closed and the stock exchange is closed as well. president obama canceling plans to attend a rally in florida with bill clinton and instead headed back to the white house to monitor the storm from the situation room. he canceled an event in green bay, wisconsin scheduled for tomorrow. >> the last thing the president and i want to do is campaign and get in the way of anything. the most important thing is people's safety and health and property being saved here. >> the former president, the unofficial secretary of explaining stuff, took to the stage in the sunshine state solo. republican mitt romney will campaign today out of the storm's path in the battleground state of ohio yesterday offering these words for those in sandy's way. >> i think that right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast, and our thoughts and prayers are with the people that find themselves in harm's way. >> what remains to be seen
. the storm's impact felt across the country. travelers stranded in cities up and down the east coast. thousands of flights already canceled. rail service through the northeast also suspended. mass transit in big cities like new york and philadelphia and boston is shutting down. thousands in low-lying coastal communities forced to flee sandy's wrath. people sandbagging, preparing for the worst, what could be a massive storm surge and flooding. we've got it covered on "happening now." jenna: we start with this fox news alert. new york state is planning on closing two major tunnels going into manhattan at 2:00 p.m. eastern time today. bridges in and out of the city are staying open for now as an unprecedented monster storm paralyzes the east coast. hurricane sandy strengthening as it closes in on 50 million americans and more than half a dozen states with destructive winds that could reach the coast to the great lakes. i'm jenna lee. it is not just the storm by the way. it rareliry is, it is the storm surge we're watching today. hundreds of thousands ordered to evacuate low-lying areas
the storm in ocean city, annapolis, and fairfax county. but we begin with tucker barnes. he has the latest on sandy's changing path. >> since you went bed, san i cannen i did continues to intensify. that pressure's been falling overnight. when the pressure falls, that tells us the storm's getting stronger. a lot of reasons to be concerned about later this afternoon, tonight, as the storm makes its way inland. this is the real deal now, outer bands, yellow and red working across maryland and virginia, now really making their presence felt. the rain has been picking up pace, and will likely be moderate to heavy at times here during the course of your morning hours. that's stage one, first the heavy rains move in, then the winds. let's take a closer look at your storm system. there you go, you can see the heavy rain throughout the beltway, south and east of the city, southern maryland getting some very heavy rain, parts of prince georges county. let's see out towards annapolis is getting good rain at the moment as well. you're out towards the west, you too will get in on the heavy rain. all
of officers getting pay raises. cbs 5 reporter da lin on how it could help the city steer clear of a federal takeover. >> reporter: a joyous time for 16 oakland police officers getting a promotion. not only is it a significant event for the officers and their families, it's also a big day for oakland. [ applause ] >> reporter: city leaders can now check off one of the final tasks to prevent a federal take overof the police force. >> negotiate settlement agreement they wanted to make sure that we had one sergeant for every 8 officers and this move will allow us to make that criteria. >> reporter: mayor quan says the city is now down to three or four tasks before it's in complete compliance with the court's mandate. >> this is a step in the right direction. something that was much-needed. >> reporter: city leaders acknowledge these newly promoted sergeants, lieutenants and captains will face many challenges ahead. this department is understaffed and oakland has seen an increase in violent crimes compared to last year. in fact, forbes magazine named oakland the third most dangerous city in the
first". the entire northeast including major cities from washington to boston bracing for sandy. it is a monster storm. it is projected to bring life threatening storm surges with hurricane force winds and even heavy snow to some parts of west virginia. in the meantime sandy has shut down some airlines mountain transit into the new york area. the new york stock exchange stools a schools and banks as w. >> we have live team coverage for you. peter doocy sis live in delawar. mriz bette pran in the outer banks of north carolina. first we start with maria molina for the latest on sandy's path. where is sandy now? >> it is more than 300 miles away from the new york city areas to the south and southeast. we have an update from the national hurricane center. hurricane center moves through the storm and found out sandy has further intensified. the pressure dropped more and incredibly low out across the latitudes. maximum sustained winds stronger as well at 85 miles per hour. sandy is forecast to continue to strengthen and becoming post tropical system or extra tropical system that is no
. >> this may look like you are out in the country, but it's a city and you have to take precautions. >> police are asking neighbors to be extra vigilant and report anything suspicious. >> we have breaking news right now out of baltimore county where police say a young boy and women have been hit by a car. captain roy taylor is over the scene with a late breaking details. >> the 700 block of main street near baugh's league. police are still on the scene investigating. we have some video to show you what it looked like when we first arrived. there was a woman and small child in the street being attended to by paramedics. the problem is they have shut down both fast lane northbound and southbound as police investigate the accident. we did see emetic leave and go to the hospital but we do not know the severity of the injuries. >> thank you. tonight, officials at notre, md. are increasing security patrols as police tried to track down a man behind a campus sexual assault. you saw the story first last night at 11:00. police say the victim was leaving the library at 3:00 in the morning when an unknow
team coverage of giants hoopla this morning. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is over at city hall, but we kick off with anne makovec at a very soggy at&t park. >> reporter: as you can imagine they have taken precautions. i'm here in the back of the field. you can see the infield covered up right now ready for game one of the world series. giants versus tigers. starts at 5:07 p.m. they have been sprucing up willie mays plaza and inside the dugout store fans are going wild for anything orange and black. local businesses are gearing up to serve those fans and hundreds of others who come to the neighborhood. the series will bring millions to local businesses. >> it's had a positive impact. anytime you can keep people using public transportation, walking, going by the businesses, i think it's great. >> reporter: yeah. as for getting inside of the park, we have been monitoring some of the ticket selling websites. seatgeek.com says the average price for games 1 and 2, $700, $300 to $400 for standing room only. right now we can see orange lights and decorations all over the city. a lot of the lan
city doorsteps. a federal appeals court struck down seattle's ban on the distribution. last year the board of supervisors approved a three year plan to prohibit distributors from leaving phone books on doorsteps unless the residents or businesses agreed to accept them. >>> 5:09. waking up to rain some heavy depending on where you are. >> saw some coming out of the caldecott tunnel this morning. how about you pike? >> definitely did, needed windshield wipers, patient, left early. some of our best radar returns on the peninsula, right along some of the higher elevations bunk erode 280, ralston avenue, -- bunker road 280, veterans boulevard redwood city chestnut seat seeing a little bit of radar -- chestnut street, seeing a little bit of radar activity. santa cruz avenue down 101 into the south bay. fremont boulevard, durham road, a little light rain and just now passing by the sunol grade to the east into the higher elevation is another healthy cell. these are sliding south and to the east, east bay valleys you are going to get rain, south bay going to pick up in intensity over the
and recovery efforts in new york city and new jersey and a look at the storms' potential impact on the 2012 election now just seven days away. >> jennifer: let's get right to it. we'll go straight to new jersey where abc news correspondent t.j. winnick is on the ground in cape may on the jersey shore. t.j., welcome back inside "the war room." what's the latest on the ground? >> reporter: jennifer, as we said earlier you know, here in cape may it really dodged a bullet because the wind shifted last night but further north on the jersey shore atlantic city, ocean city, asbury park, point pleasant, all of these communities have been absolutely devastated by the storm surge last night. right now, we know 2.5 or 2.6 million people in the state of new jersey without power. governor chris christie says it will be eight days at the very least before that power is restored. president obama is coming to new jersey tomorrow to see the devastation firsthand with governor christie along with fema representatives and you know,
announced that barry zito will start the series tonight. >>> the mayors of the cities have made a friendly bet. here's the bet -- the losing mayor will travel to the other team's city where he will take part in a day of community service. he will get a tour of local services, based in the winning city. >>> bay area transit agencies are expanding their services. b.a.r.t. is adding extra trains to help people get to and from at&t park. the vallejo bay link service is offering direct runs to and from the park and caltrain says if its trains are filled to capacity, it will add extra service as needed. >>> also, forecasters are keeping an eye on the sky just in case rain could getten the -- rain could threaten the game. steve paulson will have more on that coming up. >>> if you look closely in this picture, you will see the giants' logo there. >>> and you can watch the world series right here on ktvu. our pregame coverage begins at 4:30 this afternoon. it follows an early addition of the news which starts at 4:00. >>> there's growing concern about school safety in mountain view. tonight, parent
there. all the while, resenting the african-american turnout machine. in the city of cleveland, ohio, african-american voters are 26 times more likely than white voters to use early in-person voting as their preferred way of voting. for this election in particular, even though it's been fine for every election in the past seven years, for this election in particular, early in person voting must be stopped. to the point of taking it to the supreme court of the united states with 28 days left before the election and meanwhile leaving the whole state's voting rules hanging. as ohio hits its voter registration deadline today and so many other states as well, what we know about how the parties have done on voter registration in the swing states opens a real interesting window into how the two parties are contesting the important states. this is a matter not just of national but of international importance. you can tell because the guardian newspaper from the uk has published a deep look into swing state voter registration numbers this past weaning. you can see their headline here. democra
with the hype and excitement and city leaders say in order to enjoy your day, they have a plan in place for you to get around. now, we can expect to see thousands of giants and tigers fans early this morning. first pitch isn't until 5:07 but free game activities start at 1:30. there will be plenty of ways to get to and from the city today. vallejo baylink ferry will have a ferry for each game of the series this week. mta is scheduling eight additional baseball shuttles to the ballpark starting about three hours before the game. bart will be running longer trains and additional event trains. also have extra staff on hand to help customers navigate bart. and mayor lee says they have been working overtime to make sure that they are ready. >> we're having to go about our work in a very time constrained way to make sure that everyone who comes here whether it's to our airport or to muni and public transportation all are taken care of. >> now, if you are planning to take any of these objections to get to at&t park transit leaders are encouraging you to buy your tickets ahead of time. each form of tra
're smarter than we are here. maybe they are. but not about this. >> ifill: in new york city officials shut down all transit services and ordered nearly 400,000 people to evacuate low-lying areas. hours before sandy hit, high water blew on to the board walk in battery park at the southern tip of manhattan. high winds also left a construction crane dangling from the top of a 55-story building. even the stock market closed due to weather for the first time in nearly 30 years. it will remain closed tomorrow. the nation's capital followed suit, shutting down public transportation, schools, and federal offices. president obama canceled a campaign rally in florida and flew back to washington, appearing early this afternoon to promise federal help. >> i'm extraordinarily grateful for the cooperation of our state and local officials. the conversations that i've had with all the governors indicate that at this point there are no unmet needs. i think everybody is taking this very seriously. we've got... prepositioned all the resources that we need. but right now the key is to make sure that the publi
to make her drop her charges. with a court order in hand officials from the city of aurora entered a townhome this morning, to remove more than 300 birds that had been living there. the greater chicago caged bird club will take all the birds and find homes for them. david skeberdis, a self- described bird hoarder and the owner of the townhouse says he wants what's best for the birds. last week officials inspected his home and found it cluttered with bird feed, feces, and garbage. they also found dangerously high levels of mold and several dead birds. we want to bring closure to this incident as safely as possible. skeberdis said he is living at an extended-stay hotel and looks forward to making his home liveable again. the hinsdale school board is going to allow "r" rated films to be shown in literature class at hinsdale south high school, after all. a parent who wanted to keep "r" rated films like "brokeback mountain" and "american beauty" out of the classroom, filed an appeal. the superintendent rejected it and the board supports the superintendent. next a horrifying discovery
city they will be on the northern end of the storm system and we will see the rise in water out here. we could be looking at a storm surge as high as eight feet. as we coincide that, we are talking about a lot of coastal flooding for many of these people. a lot of flood watches from north carolina and as far inland as cleavland, ohio. this is not just a coast ali vent, but well -- coastal event. >> that does not look good. we will talk about how to prepare for the storm. he will add getting your meds in place for this hurricane. >>> the eastern u.s. faces a threat from hurricane sandy and taking it seriously. that's a good thing. parts of the of the northeast with mandatory evacuations. sandy is whipping the carolinas right now is making her way up the coast. we go live to north carolina where a tropical storm warning and a flood watch are now in affect. elizabeth, what is going on there? we seem to be not getting any reprieve. the wind and rain is relentless, and we are getting pelted by very, very cold rain. the wind is 25 to 30 miles per hour, but we anticipate through the night u
the other night. >>> first to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. a 21-year-old college student accused of trying to detonate a van carrying what he believed were explosives next to the federal reserve building in manhattan. quazi nafis is from bangladesh. authorities say he came to the u.s. on a student visa in january with the purpose of launching a terrorist attack and took classes in cybersecurity before trying to contact what he thought were al qaeda operatives. turns out those contacts were undercover agents with the fbi. wnbc's jonathan dienst is the chief investigative reporter and has the latest for us. jonathan. >> reporter: almost 24 hours after his arrest mohammed nafis remains behind bars without bail on the terror conspiracy counts, investigators say he tried to drive that van here to the federal reserve bank in lower manhattan and tried to set off a 1,000-pound bomb by remote control. but all along fbi, nypd and homeland security officials say they were on to him monitoring his every move and even provided through informants, some of the c
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